Hydropower and Dams Western Regional Manager USA

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86930

Job Category: Energy 

Location: Seattle, WA, United States 

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Hatch is seeking a highly motivated Western USA Regional Manager to join our Hydropower and Dams Business Unit to provide technical leadership, client engagement and business development with key clients. 


This Western USA Regional Manager will have extensive experience leading hydropower studies and projects including dam safety reviews, hydro feasibility studies, site investigations, condition assessments, engineering design, rehabilitation of existing facilities, and commissioning. Principal responsibilities will be focused on project management, senior technical leadership on projects, engineering planning, project coordination, resource management, construction support, mentoring of junior engineering staff and business development. While many of the efforts will be focused on the western USA the candidate will work with the global team to pursue and deliver projects across the globe. This role has definite growth and management opportunities for the correct applicant.  Reporting to the USA Director for Hydropower and Dams, the individual will have overall responsibility for all Hydropower and Dams activities in the western USA.


This position can be based in Seattle or Denver. Consideration will be given to the selected candidate’s preference.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Assess and pursue opportunities for growth in other regions working in coordination with other Regional Directors.
  • Lead domestic business development activities including the identification of client opportunities, proposal preparation, presentations, contract negotiations, amendments, change notices, and contract claims
  • Participate in a collaborative planning process to develop near and long-term business plans
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain positive key client relationships and serve as a primary contact
  • Manage projects by providing oversight on scope, cost and schedule, and related reporting internally and to client
  • Lead design work and communicate design concepts to other staff and clients
  • Supervise and coach other engineering and support staff, including mentoring of junior/ mid-level engineers, and provision of quality assurance review or input where required
  • Maintain an internal network of peers and subject matter experts and establishes internal collaborative relationships with senior management
  • Although you will be focused on projects in the US, you will also be involved in international projects as a client liaison.
  • Provide strong functional and operations leadership, management, and administration for Hydropower business in the United States.
  • Develop and pursue Hydropower opportunities, integrating with global strategies.
  • Participate in work-sharing and other global workforce planning initiatives to achieve global targets.
  • Manage business performance including indirect, in accordance with global targets.
  • Ensure appointment of Hydropower Leads.
  • Ensure implementation of staff assessment and development initiatives.
  • Ensure practice development initiatives are implemented in a global context.
  • Recruit and transfer staff in association with Global Practice Directors and Regional Practice Leads.
  • Ensure a structured approach to staff administration, induction, and workplace management, including appropriate records.


You bring to the role:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer.
  • 15+ years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary environment on Hydropower projects
  • General knowledge of industry, regulatory standards, and design criteria in engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and organize at an advanced level.
  • Knowledge of progress assessment and measurement and engineering control strategies.
  • Ability to adapt to constant change and accommodate high pressure situations.
  • An extensive knowledge of administrative practices and effective communication skills across all levels including client representatives.
  • Ability to manage relationships with staff and clients.
  • A high degree of understanding of procurement and contracting, construction and commissioning methodologies.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others, transfer expertise and provide a coaching role to others in terms of best practice.
  • Ability to handle complex problem-solving tasks, applying appropriate analysis and consideration of high-level technical detail.
  • Must have a record of accomplishment of successfully leading multi-disciplined engineers and technicians, providing services to the public and private sectors.

Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.



Official Title: Hydropower and Dams Western Regional Manager USA

Primary Location: United States- Seattle, WA

Other Possible Location: United States- Denver, CO

Sector: Energy

Type of Employment: Full-time

Shift : Day

Number of Openings: 1

Schedule: On-site 5 days a week, flexibility offered at manager discretion

Base Compensation: $100,000 - $150,000 (Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

Reports to: USA Director, Hydropower & Dams


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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